easyjet plc

06/06/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/06/2024 02:36

EASYJET BRINGS THE NATION’S FAVOURITE COFFEE SHOP* TO THE CLOUDS

easyJet to serve Costa Coffee onboard all flights from this summer

easyJet and Costa Coffee have today announced a new collaboration that will see two of the UK's leading brands take flight together. Serving millions of customers across Europe, Costa Coffee will be available onboard all easyJet flights from this summer.

Set to launch late summer 2024, the new offering will see a range of Costa Coffee's hot beverage options take to the skies, with easyJet customers able to choose from Cappuccino, Latte, Salted Caramel Latte, as well as a Decaf option, crafted specifically for tasting great at 30,000 feet.

The collaboration is set to further enhance the range of onboard refreshments easyJet offers through its EAT.DRINK.SHOP range, served across easyJet's entire network of nearly 1000 routes to more than 155 airports across 35 countries, through easyJet's catering and retail partner dnata.

easyJet has alsorecently launched its new summer EAT.DRINK.SHOP range onboard, including new fresh food and snacks, as well as a selection of children's products that return for the summer, providing customers with more choice onboard than ever before.

Russell Braterman, Proposition and In Flight Retail Director, easyJet, said:

"We are always looking for ways to enhance our customers' onboard experience, which includes offering great quality brands that our customers know and love, and so we're delighted to be launching this delicious new range of Costa Coffee products this summer who we have been working with for some time to develop the perfect recipes for our customers to enjoy."

Mark Cumming, UK Commercial Director, Costa Coffee, said:

"Working with easyJet to bring Costa Coffee on board their flights is an exciting milestone for us and will see us take to the skies this summer. It's a testament to our commitment to making high-quality coffee accessible to everyone as we've developed an airline friendly range that tastes great at 30,000 feet. As we prepare to embark on this journey together, we look forward to offering our products to millions of passengers this Summer - enriching their inflight experience with the great taste of Costa Coffee."

Richard Bainbridge, Retail Director, dnata Catering said:

"As easyJet's inflight retail partner, dnata are delighted to be working with both easyJet and Costa Coffee on bringing to the inflight retail market this amazing coffee proposition, giving our customers a high street branded coffee experience during flight. The range of specially developed drinks complement the wider range of food and meals on board perfectly, which we hope will delight our customers."

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For further information, please contact the easyJet Press Office on 01582 525252 or log onto mediacentre.easyJet.com

Notes to editors

*Allegra Strategies, 2023

About easyJet

easyJet is Europe's leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe's primary airports with great value fares and friendly service.

easyJet flies on more of Europe's most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 82 million passengers in 2023 with more than 11.3 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft flying on nearly 1000 routes to more than 155 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised nearly £17m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

In 2022, easyJet published its roadmap to net zero by 2050. The roadmap, which also features a combination of fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernisation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal technology, has set an ambitious interim carbon emissions intensity reduction target of 35% by 2035 which is validated by the Science-based targets initiative (SBTi). The airline's ultimate aim is to fully transition its fleet to zero carbon emission technology, which it will achieve through a number of strategic partnerships including with Airbus, Rolls-Royce and GKN Aerospace Solutions. Since 2000, the airline has successfully reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by one-third.

Innovation is in easyJet's DNA - since launching nearly 30 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.

In 2023 easyJet was named by TIME as one of the World's Best Companies and a Leader in Diversity 2024 by The Financial Times.

About Costa Coffee

Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa Coffee is present in 50 countries around the world, with 2,700+ coffee shops in the UK & Ireland and 1,300+ globally. We are proud to be the Nation's Favourite coffee shop, having been awarded "Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for 14 consecutive years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023).

Making a positive contribution to the communities we are part of is extremely important to us, both here in the UK and across the world. That's why we established The Costa Foundation in 2007, a registered charity with the aim of improving the life chances of children in coffee growing communities by helping them access a safe, quality education. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded over 100 school projects and changed the lives of more than 120,000 children. We also have a UK-wide Community Programme, which enables our teams to volunteer their time to good causes locally and to invite community groups to make use of our welcoming space in stores.

In 2011, Costa Coffee purchased Coffee Nation, which is now Costa Express. Today, Costa Express operates in 20 international markets, with over 14,200+ coffee machines in the UK and more than 1,600+ globally. Proudly serving the same Costa Coffee Mocha Italia Signature Blend coffee beans found in stores, combined with fresh milk to create a delicious and warming cup of coffee on the go. In 2022, Costa Coffee announced that it would be rolling out its innovative Costa Express's Hot and Iced Drinks self-serve machines.

Costa Coffee's Proud to Serve offer enables our corporate partners to serve a range of Costa Coffee beverages for customers and employees, without the need of a full Costa Coffee store. With presence across 22 international markets, Costa Coffee proudly supports over 30,000+ Proud to Serve sites across the UK and globally.

All Costa Coffee products, including our At-Home and Costa Coffee in a can range, have been expertly crafted by Gennaro Pelliccia, our Master of Coffee and uses Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffee beans.

www.costa.co.uk

About dnata

dnata is one of the world's largest air services providers offering ground handling, cargo, travel, flight catering and retail services across five continents. We're highly skilled in selecting and developing the right food, beverages and snacking items, managing the supply-chain and ensuring they're effectively marketed on-board. Passengers value brands they know and love, complemented by unique, creative options that add a bespoke flavour to their trip.

Employing more than 3,600 people, we are the largest provider of inflight catering and inflight retail services in the UK. We are proud of our long standing heritage in the UK and our ability to provide catering to all types of airline - from Skytrax 5-star airlines to charter and low-cost carriers. Our flexibility and breadth of experience allows us to tailor the services we provide to suit every, diverse requirement. Much like the high-street café experience, engaging and creative products add a sense of value to a customers. Our retail team works with dedicated product development teams globally, including dnata's own En Route International team, an award-winning product design and development team to ensure the final proposition provides the right balance for our customers.